BUT, better late than never. Here I am with some biker boots & BLING for you.
Ever have those weekends when it feels all you're doing is flying around like a blue arsed fly, trying to cram in all those jobs you don't have time to do in the week? Two Saturdays ago was one of those.
Now I really do wear my Seasonal Skinny outfits at the weekends. I don't just play dress up with them, take a couple of snaps (ok, 200 photos) and then pop the outfit back in the closet never to be seen again. No siree. Because that'd be utterly missing the point of doing this mad style challenge in the first place!
That Saturday required easy dressing. You know, the kind of casual outfit that will work however you're feeling and whatever your doing, including being a blue arsed fly. In the past my 'brain not quite engaged yet' outfit has been jeans and a striped long sleeved top. Or breton if you want to get fancy. However, if that becomes your fallback outfit day in and day out, your creative, sartorial spark begins to fade. It's an official syndrome - Withering Sparkitis.
To avoid Withering Sparkitis Syndrome, I dug out my checked (plaid for our friends across the pond) shirt.
This one is from Lee and is the softest brush cotton it's like being hugged by a baby blanket. Perfect for Autumnal days when you don't need a jumper along with a jacket but you need just a bit more than a t-shirt.
If you're a little like me and always plump for blues and navys then turquoise and teal ring the changes. The richness of the darker teal is the right tone against the skinny jeans.
A bit of bling livens up the look. And a strong coloured shirt required a strong necklace. I'm wearing my Majestic Collar necklace I bought recently from Yosa. The lovely shades of blues, ambers, and greens in the necklace beautifully pick up the colours of the shirt.
My fringe bag is out to play yet again as a nod to the current fringe bonaza.
I slipped on my trusty leather biker boots. There's just something so right about a checked shirt worn with biker boots! A close second would be Dr Martens.
I've always had such great wear from Marks & Spencer shoes and boots and these bikers are no exception; they are workhorses. So comfortable, they're barely off my feet during the winter months and have already been to the cobblers a couple of times for reheeling since I've owned them.
M&S long sleeved top
Lee Checked Shirt (TK Maxx old)
M&S Biker Boots (old) I like these Clarks Leather Biker Boots
Fringe clutch from Joy The Store
I have no idea what I'm smiling about here. I've got my 'I'm trying desperately not to dissolve into a fit of giggles' look on my face. Tall Brown Fox telling me a dirty joke, no doubt, as I still feel odd having my photo taken.
But thank heavens for the ability to smile and laugh. It gets you through those bumpy bits of life.
Do you have a fallback outfit? If so, how do you avoid the dreaded Withering Sparkitis Syndrome?
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